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  • Ex-editor Coulson gets 18 months for hacking

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Andy Coulson went from the editor's office at Britain's best-selling newspaper to the corridors of 10 Downing St. as Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief. On Friday, he went to prison for conspiring to hack phones. Coulson was sentenced to 18 months by a judge who...

  • Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson sentenced to 18 months in jail for phone hacking

    Updated: Fri, Jul 4, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Former News of the World editor Andy Coulson sentenced to 18 months in jail for phone hacking .

  • Journal expresses 'concern' over Facebook study

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The scientific journal that published a study by Facebook and two U.S. universities examining people's online mood swings regrets how the social experiment was handled. In a note of contrition, the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences concluded that the...

  • Vegas police double up amid radio system glitches

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Las Vegas police officers will travel in pairs indefinitely after problems cropped up with the department's glitchy radio system during a recent officer-involved shooting, authorities said Thursday. Assistant Sheriff Joe Lombardo said at a news conference that the department...

  • 32,000 Mormon missionaries to get iPad minis

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church is moving forward with its plan to arm missionaries with iPad minis and broaden their proselytizing to social media. A test program that began last fall with 6,500 missionaries serving in the United States and Japan went well, prompting the initiative's...

  • Report: NSA targeted German privacy activist

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    BERLIN (AP) — German media reported Thursday that users and supporters of a popular online anonymity tool are among those automatically singled out for special attention by U.S. security services. The report by public broadcasters WDR and NDR says the code from the National Security Agency's...

  • World Cup online: Howard's saves, streaming frenzy

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Move over Chuck Norris, the Internet crowned a new hero this week — that's U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard. The 35-year-old player became a Twitter sensation after an astounding 16 saves in the U.S. team's match against Belgium, as the knockout stage of the World Cup...

  • 9 arrested in Macedonia over fake utility websites

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Macedonian police say they have arrested nine men suspected of creating fake websites for public utilities in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand to steal money from their customers. Police spokesman Ivo Kotevski said Thursday that the gang made an...

  • Fraud, sex, post-it art: Google cuts search links

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Google's removal of search results in Europe is drawing accusations of press censorship, as stories from some of the continent's most prominent news outlets begin vanishing. The U.S. internet giant said Thursday it is getting 1,000 requests a day to scrub results. The U.S....

  • BlackBerry sells its German-based R&D assets

    Updated: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — BlackBerry is selling its research and development department in Germany to Volkswagen Infotainment, a subsidiary of the automaker that makes interactive technology for vehicle dashboards. The companies said Thursday that the deal will shift about 200 BlackBerry...

  • Amazon vows to fight FTC on kids' in-app purchases

    Published: Thu, Jul 3, 2014

    The company is accused of not doing enough to prevent children from making unauthorized in-app purchases.

  • Regulators accuse T-Mobile of bogus billing in lawsuit

    By ANNE FLAHERTY, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    The lawsuit by the Federal Trade Commission, which fueled a separate federal investigation, demands that T-Mobile refund the money to consumers for subscriptions to premium text services such as $10-per-month horoscopes that were never authorized by the account holder.

  • Google's Android Wear is about simplifying future

    By ANICK JESDANUN, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jul 2, 2014

    In its first iteration, Google’s Android Wear software for computerized wristwatches is available in two smartwatches out within the next week. The new software should help rein in a marketplace of confusion and encourage app developers to extend smartwatch functionality, the way they have made...

  • Tech transfer process links Oklahoma inventions and jobs

    By Scott Meacham | Updated: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Synercon Technologies, a spinout from the University of Tulsa, was founded in August 2013 by Jeremy Daily, a nationally recognized expert in traffic crash forensics. The company solves a real-world problem in determining the cause of accidents by collecting information from vehicles’ electronic...

  • Google Glass adopters give sports fans closer look at action

    By JAY COHEN, Associated Press | Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected eyewear for in-game use, and a company with a key application for the technology says it has secured a new round...

  • Oklahoman tech briefs, July 1

    Published: Tue, Jul 1, 2014

    Oklahoman tech briefs, July 1, 2014

  • Stores across country gear up for next generation of credit cards

    By Joan Verdon | Published: Mon, Jun 30, 2014

    New cards, with embedded computer chips, are billed as a safer way to make purchases.

  • Web sites can take some hassle, mystery away from car purchase

    By DEE-ANN DURBIN, Associated Press | Published: Sun, Jun 29, 2014

    DETROIT — Want to take some of the stress and mystery out of the car-buying process? Get on the Internet. Auto Web sites — once filled mostly with reviews and advice — are getting more sophisticated, connecting potential buyers with dealers and offering instant price guarantees. Some let...

  • Baby boomers reminisce as Classen's class of '64 holds reunion in Oklahoma City

    By Steve Gust, For The Oklahoman | Published: Sat, Jun 28, 2014

    Members of Oklahoma City’s Classen High School class of 1964 remember the 1960s and beyond.

  • GM issues three more recalls covering 474K vehicles

    By TOM KRISHER, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    The General Motors recalls cover about 474,000 vehicles, including its top-selling Sierra pickups.

  • Telephone regulators worried about Oklahoma fund paid to rural carriers

    By Paul Monies, Business Writer | Updated: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Oklahoma telephone companies serving high-cost and rural areas with affordable service are seeing federal subsidies cut, but they can make up the difference under a state law an Oklahoma Corporation commissioner said is outdated. The money for the Oklahoma Universal Service Fund comes from fees...

  • Many look at web TV again following high court decision on Aereo

    By RYAN NAKASHIMA, Associated Press | Published: Fri, Jun 27, 2014

    Americans are still fed up with huge channel bundles, high prices, poor service and the lack of ability to watch all their shows on all their devices. That’s part of why Aereo was attractive to some: It offered a few dozen local broadcast channels and the Bloomberg TV financial channel on...

  • Oklahoma City native Morgan Tepsic turns disposable cameras into a music magazine

    By Becky Carman, For The Oklahoman | Updated: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    Tepsic Magazine is a poster-size print periodical. Its producer mails personalized disposable 35mm cameras to musicians and celebrities and uses the results in the magazine.

  • Barnes & Noble to separate retail, Nook Media

    By MAE ANDERSON and MICHELLE CHAPMAN | Published: Thu, Jun 26, 2014

    NEW YORK — Barnes & Noble hopes to survive by splitting in two. The largest U.S. brick-and-mortar bookseller, beset by competition from retailers like Amazon and discount stores like Walmart, said Wednesday that it plans to split off its Nook e-reader division as it looks to boost...

  • Google shows off new Android Auto, wearables at developer conference

    By BARBARA ORTUTAY, Associated Press | Published: Wed, Jun 25, 2014

    As part of a nearly three-hour opening presentation, Google gave more details about Android Wear, a version of the operating system customized for wearable gadgets such as smartwatches. The company also introduced Android Auto, which has been tailored to work with cars. Android TV, meanwhile, is...